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Cholesterol On Trial

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, Every year thousands of people succumb to heart disease. Standing before you we have the number one suspects, Cholesterol and Saturated Fat. It is the intention of this court to prove, BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT, that Cholesterol and Saturated Fat are responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent men and women each year" Can this be done? Can you provide evidence (not hearsay) to prove beyond reasonable doubt that cholesterol and/or saturated fat are the cause of heart disease? or, Can you provide evidence in defence of cholesterol and saturated fat? Let the trial begin...
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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All right cholesterol, I'm your defense attorney. "Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease but rather a potent antioxidant weapon against free radicals in the blood, and a repair substance that helps heal arterial damage (although the arterial plaques themselves contain very little cholesterol). However, like fats, cholesterol may be damaged by exposure to heat and oxygen. This damaged or oxidized cholesterol seems to promote both injury to the arterial cells as well as pathological buildup of plaque in the arteries. Damaged cholesterol is found in powdered eggs, in powdered milk (added to reduced-fat milks to give them body) and in meats and fats that have been heated to high temperatures in frying and other high-temperature processes. High serum cholesterol levels often indicate that the body needs cholesterol to protect itself from high levels of of altered, free radical-containing fats. Just as a large police force is needed in a locality where crime occurs frequently, so cholesterol is needed in a poorly nourished body to protect the individual from a tendency to heart disease and cancer. Blaming coronary heart disease on cholesterol is like blaming the police for murder and theft in a high crime area. The cause of heart disease is not animal fats and cholesterol but rather a number of factors inherent in modern diets, including excess consumption of vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats; excess consumption of refined carbohydrates in the form of sugar and white flour; mineral deficiencies, particularly low levels of protective magnesium and iodine; deficiencies of vitamins, particularly of vitamin A, C and D, needed for the integrity of the blood vessel walls, and of antioxidants like selenium and vitamin E, which protect us from free radicals; and, finally, the disappearance of antimicrobial fats from the food supply, namely, animal fats and tropical oils. These once protected us against the kinds of viruses and bacteria that have been associated with the onset of pathogenic plaque leading to heart disease." ~ Sally Fallon in her book: 'Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats' I hope this is enough proof to go around. And think about it. Tribes all over the world in the most remote locations live off of cholesterol and the saturated fats from animals.(i.e. The Mossai tribe of Sudan eats only meat, blood, and milk, yet no heart problems have ever occurred. Also, the eskimos eat 90% saturated fat and cholesterol and they have never had heart diseases.)There is evidence all over the world hidden from our eyes by the companies like the food&drug industry that run this country,and maybe soon, the world.
Answered: Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Psychiatrist Dr. Alok Ranjan's  Response
COLESTEROL IS NEVER TOLD TO PRODUCE ANY HEART DISESES IN ANY EXPERIMENTS.
KINDLY CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLY HIGH LEVEL OF LOW DENSITY COLESTEROL HAS SHOWN DEFINITE PATHOLOGY FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASES.

HIGHER DENSITY COLESTEROL DOES NOT SETTEL ON ENDOTHELIUM .

COLESTEROL ARE BUILDING BLOCK OF SEX HORMONES.SO IT IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN BODY.
QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF COLESTEROL ,THAT IS WHAT THE QUESTION SHOULD BE.
Answered: Sat, 17 Sep 2011
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